Dwelling | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Dwelling
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 204-214 Pacific Highway, Watanobbi, NSW 2259
Local govt. area: Wyong
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
204-214 Pacific HighwayWatanobbiWyong  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Historically significant for its association with the influential Warner family, the house has been largely intact in recent times but by 2009 the site is in a derelict condition, although displaying planning and construction detailing quality unusual in the study area. It is a representative example of the California bungalow style.
Date significance updated: 25 Nov 09
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Physical description: Substantial single storey brick residence featuring porches to three elevations, with prominent rendered columns. Evidence of original plantings remain. Built for Les Warner, and a rare brick building at the time.
Modifications and dates: Weatherboard additions to rear.
Further information: Derelict in 2009


Historical notes: Les Warner family history

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
The Warner family
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
A prominent site with a substantial bungalow in brick construction with broad front verandah and gabled roof
SHR Criteria f)
The brick construction and Bungalow style are rare for this period
Integrity/Intactness: Poor
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Recommended management:

The site is capable of development while retaining the significant structure and elements of cultural planting and supporting additional supplementary sympathetic building and site works.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  23 Dec 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Wyong Shire Heritage Study1994 Rod Howard Heritage Conservation Pty Ltd  Yes
Wyong Shire Heritage Study Review2009 David Scobie ArchitectsDavid Scobie Yes

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2720139

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